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Bachelor of Information Technology (Co-Op)

The Information Technology (Co-op) program from CQUniversity Australia will provide you with the opportunity to become a skilled and work-ready professional in the information, communication and technology industries. Benefit from real-world experiences and the ability to tailor your studies to achieve your career goals.

Information technology (IT) is fast-paced, challenging and dynamic. The Bachelor of Information Technology (Co-op) has been developed to provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary for a successful career in this growth industry.

Completing this Information Technology (Co-op) program from CQUniversity Australia will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of a variety of key areas in IT and computer-based systems. The course includes a six month, paid work placement where you will gain real-world and hands-on experience within the industry.

Benefit from the flexibility to major in Application Development, Business Analysis or Cyber Security, and choose from an extensive range of elective courses so you can tailor your studies to suit your personal and professional needs.

Quick Facts

 
Duration: 3 years full-time
Intake: March / July / November
Majors: Application Development, Business Analysis, Cyber Security
Tuition Fee: AUD 33 360 per year
Location: Brisbane, Cairns*, Melbourne, Rockhampton North*, Sydney, Townsville*, Online

* Variation to term availability, check Handbook for more details.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

On completion of the Bachelor of Information Technology (Co-op) you will be qualified to work in both public and private sectors and in roles such as:

  • application programmer
  • analyst programmer
  • database administrator
  • ICT customer support technician
  • ICT support engineer
  • ICT support technician
  • information technology project manager
  • network administrator
  • security analyst
  • systems administrator
  • systems analyst
  • web developer.

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WHY STUDY AT CQUNIVERSITY

CQUniversity’s aviation, multimedia and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) courses recognise the impact of ICT on all aspects of our day-to-day lives. We offer a wide range of study options leading to traditional ICT qualifications, as well as specialist areas such as aviation technology and multimedia studies.

All of our courses are flexible, with most offering you the choice to study full-time or part-time and either on-campus or by online study. This means you can individually tailor your learning to suit your personal and professional needs. At CQUniversity, we provide just the right mix of theory and practical experience to ensure that you graduate work-ready, making you attractive to employers and helping to widen your career options. In some of our courses you will also be given the opportunity to pursue paid work placements where you can earn while you learn.

Our focus extends beyond teaching just the technical aspects and focuses on delivering a unique personal approach to teaching. Every program is delivered by our supportive lecturers and staff who offer industry-relevant and real-world experience in roles such as ICT specialists, programmers, flight operations managers, and graphic designers.

Each of our courses are monitored and upgraded to ensure they stay current, are at the leading edge of new developments, and in line with the latest industry practices. We also have a host of new ICT projects coming online, so there has never been a better time to enjoy the benefits that CQUniversity offers to boost your prospects for a successful career in ICT, multimedia or aviation

MAJORS

Application Development

The Application Development major will prepare you for a career in application development. You will be exposed to industry best practice in terms of technology, including mobile computing, web development and enterprise computing, systems analysis and design and project management. Through your choice of elective units, you will have the opportunity to either broaden your knowledge base in business application development or develop expertise in specific areas, such as multimedia or games development.

Business Analysis

Business analysis is the ability to identify, define and design a solution to solve business problems.

A business analyst is a good communicator and possesses project management skills, as well as an understanding of organisational issues. The Business Analysis major covers topics such as business analysis planning, requirements elicitation and management, requirements and enterprise analysis, and evaluation of alternative solutions. You will study units from the business perspective that will provide you with an understanding of human behaviour at work and strategic analysis and implementation.

Network Security

The Network Security major focuses on the technologies that are used to create and secure the networks that connect us. As part of this major you will address topics such as how messages travel over the Internet, what technology is required to deploy reliable networks and how information is kept private and secure. Completing this major may be suitable if you would like to pursue a career in network engineering, network security and systems administration, computer forensics and law enforcement, technical business analysis or technical project management.

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